Jew’s Mallow with Cardamom Chicken

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 30

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

In Arabic, mloukhieh means “of the kings”, which refers to the dish as well as the Jew’s mallow leaves that are used. The sweet-scented cardamom, along with the allspice, lends heart-warming flavours to this regal dish. If you can’t find fresh Jew’s mallow, frozen leaves work just as well, or you can use spinach instead.


  • 500 g/1 lb 2 oz chicken breasts, thighs and legs
  • 5


  1. Put the chicken, cardamom pods and seeds, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, onion, 1 of the garlic cloves, the nutmeg and 750 ml/26 fl oz/